CRII: CPS: Internet-Inspired Autonomous EV Charging
Internet-inspired EV charge control offers a new paradigm-shift for EV charge control studies. This project aims to build a new autonomous and fair EV charge control technique that can penetrate into practice at large scales. The significance of the proposed idea lies in the effort to bring together a cyber-physical system that utilizes the prior art in end-to-end internet network congestion control with decentralized autonomous EV charging. The effort is inter-disciplinary and brings together ideas from computer science as well as power engineering to support mass integration of EVs into the conventional electric energy system. The proposed idea can impact the way all grid-connected power electronics systems are controlled. The algorithms developed in this work can be used to accelerate the integration of low-carbon energy sources such as solar photovoltaic systems.
Our current team members are Shahinur Rahman, Emin Ucer, and Calvin Flack. We also have external collaborators on this project. Those include Professors Murat Yuksel from UCF, Ali Gurbuz from MSU, and Seddik Djouadi from UT. The previous team members include Nuh Erdogan and Andrew McDonald.
You can find more information regarding the project progress in the below publications:
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, M. Yuksel, "Analysis of an internet-inspired EV charging network in a distribution grid," IEEE/PES Transmiss. Distr. Conf., Denver, CO, Mar. 2018. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, A. C. Gurbuz, "Learning EV integration impact on a low voltage distribution grid" IEEE/PES General Meeting, Portland, OR, Aug. 2018. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, M. Yuksel, "Analysis of AIMD algorithm for EV charging," Proc. Tenth ACM Internat. Conf. Future Energy Sys. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2019, pp. 436–438. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, M. Yuksel, "Analysis of a decentralized AIMD-based EV charging control," IEEE/PES General Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Aug. 2019. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, N. Erdogan, S. Rahman, M. C. Kisacikoglu, "Real-time simulation of EV grid integration with internet-inspired charging control," to be presented in 3rd E-Mobility Power System Integration Symposium, 2019. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. Kisacikoglu, A. Gurbuz, S. Rahman, M. Yuksel, "A machine learning approach for understanding power distribution system congestion, in IEEE Energy Conversion Congr. Expo. (ECCE), Oct. 2020. [pdf]
- S. Rahman E. Y. Ucer, M. Kisacikoglu, "Impact of high-level controller actions on local active end-nodes in a distribution grid," presented at IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technol., 2021. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. C. Kisacikoglu, M. Yuksel, A. C. Gurbuz, "An internet-inspired proportional fair EV charging control method" IEEE Syst. J., vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 4292-4302, Dec. 2019. [pdf]
- E. Y. Ucer, M. Kisacikoglu, M. Yuksel, "Decentralized Additive Increase Multiplicative Decrease Based Electric Vehicle Charging," IEEE Syst. J., accepted. [pdf]
The project aims to increase awareness in the community for the issues related to electric vehicle integration into the utility grid. Therefore, the project team reached out to local communities about this project. We presented our research topic to the Tuscaloosa city school district middle school students at our labs.
News and Publicity
- [Sept 21] Our lab appeared at he new university commercial, The Rising Tide.
- [Oct 20] PI Kisacikoglu was interviewed on grid support functionalities of electric vehicle technologies by AL.com. Please see the news here.
- [Oct 19] Emin Ucer successfully defended his M.S. thesis. Congrats Emin!
- [Aug 19] Graduate student Emin Ucer has been awarded with the Prize Paper Award at the best papers session in 2019 PES General Meeting (the very best of the best!). This award was presented to only four papers out of 800+ papers presented at the General Meeting. Congrats to Emin! See the award letter here.
- [Apr 19] PI Kisacikoglu gave a guest seminar on the project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
- [Jul 18] We visited the project advisor Dr. Murat Yuksel at University of Central Florida. Click here for more info.
- [Mar 18] Our project kicked off.